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Listing of suggested freshwater communities for a 5-gallon aquarium.

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5 gallon
1 pygmy sucker cat (Otocinclus)
3 platies

5 gallon
5 head & tail light tetras

5 gallon
3 fancy guppies (1 male, 2 females)
1 dwarf gourami

5 Gallon Community- Dwarf Gourami
Dwarf Gourami
5 Gallon Community- Guppy
5 Gallon Community- Head and Tail Light Tetra
Head and Tail Light Tetra
5 Gallon Community- Platy
5 Gallon Community- Otocinclus
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Someone    carrotville, MO

11/27/2012 4:11:05 PM

this website is very helpful. I think i am going to get 3 platies and 3 guppies in a 5 gallon tank or a dwarf gourami and 3 guppies in a 5 gallon tank. I will add a cleaner, wich is a snail or an otocinclus

bob    Rahligh, NC

11/17/2012 2:47:47 PM

I have a frog, yellow snail, dwarf gourami, and hatchet fish

Jack    Riverside, CA

4/7/2012 10:55:38 AM

In my 5 gal I have 3 fancy guppies, 1 variutus platy, 1 endlers livebearer, and a ghost shrimp

sam    Grafton NSW Australia, AS

10/7/2010 5:29:00 PM

hi guys i have a 5 gal tank and have 18 fish in it the pet shop told me it was fine and they all get along great some of my fish even include bala shark and 3 clown loaches they have all stayed very small no longer than 10 cm my smallest fish are the neon tetra's and rummy nose but i do feel i should get a better tank can anyone suggest a good size
BTW im not really from that state wat eva it is

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